ekiga - Man Page

SIP and H.323 Voice over IP and Videoconferencing for UN*X


ekiga [-d level] [-c URL]


Ekiga is a SIP and H.323 VoIP, IP Telephony and Video Conferencing application which complies to the SIP and H.323 protocols. It can connect to a variety of other SIP and H323 applications including specific hardware. Ekiga can work with or without a webcam, and is able to create pure audio communications or traditional audio+video communications. Ekiga was formerly known as GnomeMeeting. Ekiga has been designed for the GNOME desktop and therefore uses gconfd-2(1) for storing its userdata. It offers to configure almost every option from within the GUI. Command-line options include -d to turn on debugging during calls. -c to call another URL.


-d level

turn on debugging (on the console), level should be between 1 and 4.

-c URL

Calls the given URL. Ekiga can be running or not when invoking that option. SIP, H.323 and CALLTO URLs are supported.



The system wide configuration file. See gconf-config(1) for further details on gconf. (The actual place can differ depending on your system's configuration)


Per user configuration file. See gconf-config(1) for further details.


On startup Ekiga reads the system-wide gconf schemas (like every other GNOME2 app should do) from /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults/apps. Every modification of the gconf keys using the GUI, gconftool or gconf-editor is reflected in real-time by Ekiga.


More documentation is available in the manual available through Ekiga's Help menu. There is also a FAQ at: http://www.ekiga.org

Getting Help

Feel free to join #ekiga on irc.gnome.org (GIMPnet) or the ML at:


after having read the FAQ at

http://www.ekiga.org/ .


Damien Sandras <dsandras at seconix dot com>

Other Info

The webpage for Ekiga is at http://www.ekiga.org. You can find info about Ekiga there and download the latest version. Either as packages for all major distributions or as sourcecode. Patched version of the libs are available, if necessary.

See Also

gconf-config(1), gconfd-1(1), gconfd-2(1), gconftool-1(1), gconftool-2(1), gconfigger(1)


10 January 2006 Linux Version 2.00